The time has finally come to unfurl our March Break week plans! 

We have been working hard to come up with unique and exciting programming which we are able to run within the current COVID-19 restrictions.

As of right now, Sea School is still not allowed to host overnight programming of any kind.  In lieu, we are offering a series of day programs within the restricted number for gatherings.  We will be running 3 separate activities/programs during the March Break week.

We think it's going to be a fun week - check out our courses below!  Choose any combination of course offerings - be sure to check the eligibility

There are instructions on how to apply for registration below the program descriptions!


PROGRAM #1: Survival Systems: Tour & "Emergency" Simulation (HRM - indoors)


DATE:   Monday, March 15, 2021

TIME:   9am - 1pm

**ELIGIBILITY:   Ages ages 15-20, must weigh 100+ pounds, intermediate to advanced swimmer,  has completed a min of 1 sea school expedition (summer or march break valid)

WHERE:    Survival Systems Marine Training Ltd. , Dartmouth, NS

PRICE:   $25   **bursary available

FOOD:   Please bring your own personal lunch & snacks

DESCRIPTION:    Participants will take part in an emergency lifeboat simulation in an indoor large-scale pool used for marine training purposes.  Simulation will include emergency abandon ship, lifeboat deployment, and "helicopter" rescue!!


Lifeboat Simulator: The ability to effectively launch and recover a lifeboat is a safety critical skill in the commercial shipping and offshore oil and gas industries. Historically, lifeboat training programs have allocated limited practical training time to emergency and heavy weather launch conditions due to the inherent risk of these types of scenarios.

SSTL’s SurvivalQuest Simulator allows trainees to use real lifeboat control systems to gain experience performing launch, sail away, and rescue duties under a variety of challenging scenarios. SSTL instructors can also use the simulator to teach trainees how complete hook recovery operations and how to respond to potential equipment faults.


PROGRAM #2: Toboggan-Building Workshop with Eamonn Doorly & the MMA (HRM)


DATE: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

TIME: 10 am - 4 pm


WHERE: The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (Link here)

PRICE: $25   **bursary available

FOOD: Soup & bread will be available for lunch; please bring supplementary snacks and provide any details about dietary restrictions

DESCRIPTION:  Join Sea School with our hosts at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic for this very exciting workshop!  Students will be introduced to the MAGIC of steam-bending wood and build their very own toboggan together!  Steam building is an integral skill in building wooden boats and has many other exciting uses; don't miss out!  Lunch will be provided and COVID-19 protocols and policies will be provided upon registration.  The final toboggan will belong to Sea School and will be available for use.


Program #3: Winter Camping: Planning your own trip, staying safe, and having fun! (2 consecutive days, no overnight) (HRM & Wilderness Location TBA)

DATE: Friday, March 19, 2021 - 10am-3pm   AND   Saturday March 20, 2021 - 10am-5pm


WHERE: Friday: Colpitt Lake Area  - Saturday Crowbar Lake Area

PRICE: $100  **bursary available

FOOD: Some snacks & hot drinks (brew) may be provided but participants are required to bring their own lunches and snacks.


  • Day 1:  Ever wonder what it takes to plan your very own winter camping trip? Begin (or continue!) your journey to a comfortable outdoor life in winter! Whether you are a seasoned winter camping pro or have never, ever worn wool socks, we’ll cover all sorts of ground from shelter building to fire lighting to proper winter nutrition. Join instructors Adrien Rawley, and David Armstrong in learning about keeping warm in winter, some bushcraft tips, and some essential advice about provisioning and packing for a winter expedition.  The focus will be on the essentials; food, fire, water, shelter.  Will take place in HRM, location TBA.

  • Day 2:  Get ready for a big day out! We will adventure further afield (beyond HRM, but within a 1hr drive of peninsular Halifax) to explore new trails and put our skills and knowledge to use from our previous day together.


If you are interested in one of these March Break programs, please send an email to this address ( ) or leave a phone message ( 902.423.7284 ) with the following information:

  • Name of the program(s) of interest

  • Participant's name, age, & pronouns

  • Guardian contact info

Requests will be considered in the order they are received, and as always programming is first-come, first served.  Full acceptance is contingent on completion and approval of medical forms, registration paperwork, and a short interview.


Carpooling and bursary support is available; don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have!


Contact us for registration details, or if you have any questions regarding this trip:
Email -          Phone - (902) 423 7284